Many internet providers offer ultra-high speed internet access,
(which is defined as being more than 50 Mbps) and many consumers pay for it. The question is, do they actually need
it? And even if they do, is that what they are getting? For most users, ultra-high is more than they need, since
high speed is more than adequate for their internet needs. It is also more likely to be available in your area.
If you are thinking about getting internet, you should first make sure that the infrastructure to
deliver that exists in your area and that your home can access it. Fiber optic cables only exist in some areas, so if you
live in a small town the chance of having actual ultra-high speed internet delivered to your home are remote.
How to test Internet speed
You can check the actual internet speed that is being delivered to your computer by connecting your computer to
your modem with an ethernet cable and then going to Speedtest.net. That will give you the actual internet speed you
Once you know the actual internet speed you are getting, you can decide whether you need to change it or if it is
enough for your needs. You will also be better prepared if you choose to speak to a customer service representative
about changing your internet delivery package in any way.
There are usually only a few internet providers in any given area and obviously you will need to choose between them.
Make sure you understand what infrastructure is needed to deliver the internet speeds that a sales representative will
typically try to sell you, and that it is available to your home before you sign up and start paying for it.
Make sure compare at least 2 providers .